Today's compendium of recently published mystery news articles:
• Michael Connelly talks about marketing and book trailers which "can be a seductive escort, leading you to the gripping story within the book's pages." See a related article on the production of a book trailer.
• Laura Lippman says "Not So Fast, Philly" in a CityPaper.net column on Philadelphia's claim to Edgar Allan Poe.
• In a press release, Bella Fe Films announces the screen option of author Chris Grabenstein's Tilt a Whirl, the first novel in the John Ceepak mystery series. Tilt a Whirl was the winner of the 2006 Anthony Award for best first novel.
• Charles Brownman reviews five new mysteries for the Daily Camera.
• Five different mysteries are reviewed by Margaret Cannon in her column for the Globe and Mail.
• The International Mystery Writers' Festival has acquired the rights to stage the US premiere of the "lost" Agatha Christie play Chimneys.
• Buried deep within the Anchorage Daily News is a short paragraph stating that mystery author Dana Stabenow has been named Artist of the Year by the Alaska state arts council.
• Reuters is reporting that Michael Eisner will produce and distribute international versions of his highly successful web-based mystery series Prom Queen.
• The latest Nancy Drew game for the PC, The Legend of the Crystal Skull, the 17th in the series, was released this week. A playable demo is available from the Her Interactive website. (MBN note: see all Nancy Drew PC games at Games of Mystery.)
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